munchkin

noun
munch·​kin | \ ˈmənch-ˌkin How to pronounce munchkin (audio) \

Definition of munchkin

: a person who is notably small and often endearing

Examples of munchkin in a Sentence

“What's wrong, munchkin?” she asked the toddler.
Recent Examples on the Web One week till my due date!💃🥰 Sending love from me, Daisy, Daddy the photographer, and the munchkin/watermelon in my belly! Anya Leon, PEOPLE.com, "It's a Boy! Fox & Friends' Jedediah Bila Welcomes Son Hartley Luca: 'So Filled with Love'," 18 Nov. 2019 Another connection to Wisconsin was Meinhardt Raabe, who portrayed the coroner munchkin in the film. Evan Frank, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Here are four things to know before the 80th anniversary celebration of 'The Wizard of Oz' in Oconomowoc," 12 Aug. 2019 Low and Steady Wins the Race This one might seem obvious, but items that can topple or pieces with sharp corners are a big no-no with a munchkin running around. Ariel Okin, Vogue, "How to Babyproof Your Home Without Sacrificing Style," 9 July 2019 The person who hired us came once a week to bring us our checks and box of Dunkin' Donut munchkins. Mattie Kahn, Glamour, "From Nightmare Temp Jobs to Ticket Scalper Horror Stories—The Side Hustles We Don't Recommend," 9 Apr. 2019 Happy Mother's Day On her first Mother's Day as a mom-of-three, Kim shared a sweet shot with all her little munchkins. Megan Decker, Harper's BAZAAR, "A Definitive Timeline of Every Photo of Chicago West Posted Since She Was Born," 10 July 2018 In addition to elves and dwarves and imps there are also trolls and munchkins and leprechauns and a million other short-statured mystical characters. John Jurgensen, WSJ, "From ‘The Simpsons’ to ‘Disenchantment’," 11 Aug. 2018 Happy Mother's Day On her first Mother's Day as a mom-of-three, Kim shared a sweet shot with all her little munchkins. Megan Decker, Harper's BAZAAR, "A Definitive Timeline of Every Photo of Chicago West Posted Since She Was Born," 10 July 2018 Maren was the munchkin who handed Judy Garland's Dorothy a lollipop in the 1939 classic, said Marc Baum, who sits on the board of trustees for the International L. Frank Baum & All Things Oz Historical Foundation in Chittenango, New York. Alex Sundby And Christopher Brito, CBS News, "Jerry Maren, last surviving "Wizard of Oz" munchkin, dead at 98," 6 June 2018

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First Known Use of munchkin

1972, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for munchkin

the Munchkins, diminutive creatures in The Wonderful Wizard of Oz (1900) by L. Frank Baum

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The first known use of munchkin was in 1972

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“Munchkin.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/munchkin. Accessed 8 Apr. 2020.

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munchkin

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English Language Learners Definition of munchkin

US, informal : a child or small person

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